Upcoming Events

Annual Events

Gratitude Lunch – June 15th, 2018

The purpose of this annual event is to honor a member of the legal community who has been selfless in his or her actions, and showed great dedication to helping lawyers in need.

Join us to Honor This Year’s Worthy Recipient of the “LAWYER HELPING LAWYER AWARD” – ROSS COLLVER, Q.C.

When:  12:30 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2018
Where:  Law Courts Inn Restaurant, 5th Floor, 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Tickets:  $50.00 including GST each, or Tables of 8 for $400.00 including GST.

Click here to download registration form Registration Form

 

 

 

 

 

Workshops

LAPBC hosts a variety of workshops throughout BC. Workshops are free or offered at a nominal cost and some qualify for CPD hours. Regular topics include:

  • procrastination and effective decision making
  • communication skills
  • maintaining effective boundaries
  • meditation and mindfulness based stress reduction
  • job search, interviewing skills and career transition

Check back for announcements regarding upcoming workshops or contact us to ask to be added to our mailing list:

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

“Boundaries for Lawyers” Workshop – Starting June 6, 2018
CPD Approved for 5 hours

Lawyers face many more complex boundary decisions than most people do. Many practice problems lawyers get into with clients, the Law Society or other lawyers are a result of poor boundary decisions. Taking on cases you can’t handle, taking on too much work, conflicts with colleagues, staff or clients, feeling overwhelmed or burned-out are often manifestations of boundary problems. This course will help you identify and create healthy and effective boundaries in your law practice and minimize or eliminate these boundary-related issues.

When: Wednesday June 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, 2018
Where: LAP office #415-1080 Mainland St. Vancouver B.C.
Time: 8:00 am-9:15 am
Fee: $100 (plus $5.00 GST) Registration:  email us your completed form at
(info@lapbc.com) info (at) lapbc (dot) com, send by fax to 604-685-2179 or mail with your cheque to the LAP office at #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, B.C.  V6B 2T4.

Click here to register Boundaries Workshop Starting June 6th to 27th, 2018

 

Options for Lawyers Workgroup 

Options for Lawyers is a free, drop-in networking, education and support group for lawyers making job or career transitions and for lawyers wishing to examine their options both personally and professionally. All LAP workshops are confidential and independent from the Law Society. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 12:15-1:30 pm at the LAPBC Vancouver Office (#415 – 1080 Mainland Street).

Details for the next Options Workgroup are as follows:

Topic:  “Successful Job Interviews”
CPD Approved for 1.25 Hours

When:  Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Where:  LAPBC Vancouver office – #415-1080 Mainland St., Vancouver, BC
Time:  12:15-1:30 pm
Registration: Drop-in – No registration required
Cost: Free

A key skill in getting a new job is how well you conduct yourself in the job interview. The interview is a mutual exchange of information to assess the fit between your skills, abilities and values and what the employer wants. This workshop teaches you how best to prepare for any job interview and also will provide some experiential practice in how to respond to some of the questions that might be asked of you. We will talk about how to handle some of the more recent interview techniques such as the Behavioural Interview and the Situational Interview. If you are thinking of making a move this workshop is essential.

This workshop will be facilitated by Susan Burak, J.D., M.A., a Registered Clinical Counselor on staff with the Lawyers Assistance Program. She has practiced law for over 25 years and successfully helped many Lawyers through difficult career transitions.

Click here to download Options Notice June 20 2018

 

 

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Support Groups

Working Step Groups start on a regular basis. Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Codependents Anonymous – Vancouver

Date: Tuesdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415 – 1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Drop-in

Codependents Anonymous – Victoria

Date: Wednesday
Time: Noon
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, B.C. (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Lower Mainland

Date: Thursdays
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Drop-in. Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Abbotsford

Time: 5:00 pm
Details:
Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Victoria

Date: Thursdays
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, BC (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Accountability Group – Vancouver

An adjunct to 12-step recovery in which members provide support to each other.
Date: Thursdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Support Group – Victoria

Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 4:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, BC (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Support Group – Nanaimo

Date: Mondays
Time: 5:00 pm
Details: Please James Dunn at at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or (jdunn@lapbc.com) jdunn (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Professionals Accountability Group – Kamloops

Date: Thursdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details